• A community group



    We're a local group of enthusiasts who organsie archaeology activities and education in and around Ashwell.

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    Ashwell Archaeology

    Mission: Uncovering the hidden past of our village
    Ashwell, Hertfordshire, UK

    We are a group of enthusiasts of all ages and from all backgrounds, some professional archaeologists and most not. Families with children are most welcome. The history beneath our feet is fascinating and we have great fun uncovering it. From field walks to digging pits, educational talks to finds sorting, we have a series of events running through the year. We discover finds from every period of human occupation of Ashwell including prehistoric, Iron Age, Saxon, Roman and Medieval to the present day.
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    Heritage Lottery Fund

    Mission: A lasting difference for heritage and people
    Supports Ashwell Archaeology

    Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.
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    Access Cambridge Archaeology

    Mission: Educational, economic and social well-being through active participation in archaeology
    Supports Ashwell Archaeology

    Access Cambridge Archaeology is an outreach unit within the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, based in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The primary aim of Access Cambridge Archaeology is to enhance educational, economic and social well-being through active participation in archaeology. It seeks to achieve this by running novel, fun and challenging activities for members of the public, including school pupils, to develop new skills and confidence; raise their educational aspirations, boost their academic performance; enjoy learning for the love of it; take part in new archaeological excavations and make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them.
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    Ashwell Museum

    Mission: Telling the untold history of Ashwell Village
    Supports Ashwell Archaeology

    From goddesses to genealogy, from birds to breweries the whole of human life is here. Positioned at the heart of Ashwell in a historic building.

    See what we've been doing in 2013

    Fieldwalking November 2013
    Ashwell Horse Show August 2013
    Ashwell at Home May 2013
    Field walking March 2013

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    Ashwell Archaeology


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    Sarah Talks

    As a fourth generation Ashwellian, her family must have been responsible for a fair amount of the finds we now dig up. And it's amazing what people have left behind over the ages. She is a Friend of Ashwell Museum and teaches at the Primary School; but as an archaeology graduate from Durham University, there's no bones about it, Sarah really digs archaeology.
    Email: sarah@sarahtalks.me